Tulsi Vivah 15th & 18th Nov 2021

This day marks the marriage of Lord Vishnu (Shaligram) with Tulsi Devi. Vrinda, the daughter of Kushdhvaj, married the son of the Ocean Demi-God, Jaalandhar. Vrinda was very beautiful and chaste wife (Pativrata). This made Jaalandhar very…

Kali Chaudas – 3rd Nov 2021

Kali means dark and Chaudas means 14th i.e. The Dark Fourteenth. This day is also referred to as Narakchaturdashi and Roopchaturdashi. In the 85th verse (slokh) of the Shikshapatri, Lord Shree Swaminarayan instructs His devotees to chant…

Dhanteras – 2nd Nov 2021

Dhanteras is celebrated on Ashvin/Aaso Vad 13, which marks the beginning of the five day long celebration of the Diwali festival. This day is also celebrated as Dhanvantari Triyodashi/Dhanvantari Jayanti. Lord Dhanvantari is the 12th incarnation…

Guru Purnima 24th Jul 2021

Ashadh Sud 15 (Punam) in the English calendar months of July-August is celebrated as Guru Purnima also known as Vyas Purnima. 'Gu' means darkness of ignorance (Agnan) and 'Ru' means that which dispells hence Guru is the dispeller of darkness…

Chaturmaas 20th Jul 2021 – 15th Nov 2021

The Origins of Chaturmaas King Bali was the grandson of Prahladji, and grew up with the guidance of his grandfather which gave him a good sense of righteousness and bhakti. When King Bali succeeded his grandfather, he became King of the…

Hindola Utsav 25th Jul 2021 – 24th Aug 2021

The Hindola utsav is celebrated from Ashadh Vad 2 to Shravan Vadh 2. The origins of the divinity of Hindola go back to Vrindavan, 5000 years ago where the Gopis swayed Lord Krishna on a decorated swing. The Hindola utsav has a special status…

Shraavan Maas – 9th Aug 2021 – 7th Sep 2021

Shravana is the holiest month of the year for Devotees. All devout followers of Sanatana Dharma around the world observe austerities in this month with great reverence and devotion. Each day of the month has its own significant value. Somvaara…

Maha Shivratri – 11th March 2021

Shree Swaminarayan Temple Melbourne will be celebrating Maha Shivratri on the 11th March 2021. Ple join us with you family and friends on this occasion. See poster below for more details:- Brief Outline In the Shikshapatri ‘Codes of…

SSTM 9th Patotsav 22-26 Jan 2021

Shree Swaminarayan Temple Melbourne will be celebrating its 9th Patotsav from the 22nd January to the 26th January 2021. The Pothi Yatra will be on the Thursday 21st January 2021. Please see the poster below for more details. The entire event…